An update on the trips for this year, and my training goals. The end of June, I will be in Washington to attempt my first mountain climb, and hope the Mt. Rainier allows me the opportunity. In order to get there, I am embarking on a more intense strengthening and aerobic routine. Also, I am planning two mini-trips as preparation. I am taking a local ice climbing clinic, through Vertical Endeavors, later this month. And in March, we will be Colorado for a few days of additional ice climbing training. My hope is to learn more skills and become more comfortable on the type of terrain with the correct tools and gear.
- January 2013 – Ice climbing training through Vertical Endeavors
- March 2013 – More intense training in Ouray, CO, through San Juan Mountain Guides
- July 2013 – Attempt Mr. Rainier, near Ashford, WA, through RMI
More information is on the Mountains and Ice website.